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. he just got off a light rail train in mount washington, walking near smith avenue. and now other riders are demanding action. >> the problem, i think, centers on the fact that uh, you haven't got enough, uh, people in authority standing out here. >> sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene just moments after the attack. two juveniles jumped the man, robbed him and ran across the kelly street bridge. >> in this day and age, you have to really look out and protect yourself and protect other americans around you. >> it's just a shame that someone can be hurt while they're just trying to go either to work or to come home. >> reporter: because the crime didn't actually take place on an mta train or at an mta stop, mta police isn't considering it one of their crimes. other riders say that's no excuse and they need to do more. >> i think sometimes we uh, there are simple things that can be done. and there aren't that many light rail stops that can't be manned by someone. >> reporter: now the man attacked was last reported in good condition at that area hospital and police say they hope sec
obama's speech tonight on wjz 13. >>> wjz is live in mount washington village now. mike hellgren has developing information. >> reporter: vic, he was thrown to the ground. his wallet was stolen, just to give you a little perspective. that's the light rail station right there. many customers use the actual pathway right there. where you can see it tracks over to the whole foods and starbucks in that shopping center. the victim said he didn't even know what hit him. >> reporter: on this passway, in broad daylight, and just feet from the mount washington light rail, two people attacked a man. that victim who asked that wjz not use his name, spoke exclusively to us recalling the frightening ordeal. >> didn't hear anything or see anything. next thing i knew, i was on the ground. two people had thrown me to the ground, one of them was basically punching me and the other was going through my pockets to get to my wallet. >> reporter: he lives and works in mount washington and has been active in the community for years. >> i kind of struggled up, yelling after them, help. and i stumbled up th
attack and threatened more terrorism. tara mergener is in washington with details. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right, authorities are not sure if that is, in fact, the voice of osama bin laden, but they say the tone is alarming. >> our at that time tacks on you will continue -- >> reporter: in what's believed to be the latest message from osama bin laden, the most wanted man in the world takes some of the credit for the botched christmas day bombing and vows to strike again. the al qaeda leader directly addresses president obama saying the plot was supposed to inflict the same kind of terror as 9/11. he threatens to unleach more attacks if the u.s. does not end its support of israel. >> this is a message for the american people. this is a message that unless you change your foreign policy, we're going continue attacking you. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over and audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly murderous thug and terrorist. >> reporter: some analysts are especially troubled by bin laden's language in the latest message. >>
of pennsylvania, south dakota's republican senator john thune and we'll bring in ann corn of the "washington post" and jim vandehei of politico for analysis. and then i'll have a final thought on the age of miracles or maybe it's not. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again from snowy washington. governor granholm is in her home state of michigan. senator thune is in south dakota. with us inside the belt way, inside the studio governor barbour and governor rendell. in a place where they're not often, here. welcome to both of you. i want to start this morning with something the president said on friday. when he visited a conference of house republicans and told them that all the tough talk in the... and the partisan rhetoric is making it harder for the two sides to work together. >> we have to be careful about what we say about each other sometimes because it boxes us in in ways that makes it difficult for us to work together because our constituents start beli
to particularly intense screenings. tara mergener is this washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, these international travelers will be facing new scrutiny now. the tsa calls it a major step forward. starting came, all travelers who want to get into the u.s. will have to play by tough new security rules. but people flying from nations considered to be sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will see the biggest changes. mandatory full body pat-downs, carry-out searches and body scans are part of the latest ways of enhanced procedures. at least 14 countries are on the list, nearly all are muslim. philadelphia residents alex and nica went through ramped up measures on their flight from belgium sunday but weren't impressed. >> they looked through my bag and they missed one bag, so sort of felt very artificial. >> reporter: the new guide lines come more than a week after a man allegedly tried to blow up a u.s.-bound plane on christmas day. airports around the world have been on alert ever since. another security breach just last night forced one. country's
peninsula. kimberly dozier in washington has more on that part of the story. story. >> reporter: this is yemeni government video of its u.s.-trained counter-terrorist teams at work. but cbs news has lshed exclusively that recent combined air and ground assaults against al qaeda in december were american-led, according to a u.s. special prayings expert who trains yemeni officers. >> that was very much something executed by the united states but with very heavy support by the yemeni government. it was cruise missile strikes, in combination with military units on the ground, but it was a very disik signal from the obama administration that they are serious in assisting yemen remove these al qaeda facilities from its soil. >> reporter: the target, al qaeda of the arabian peninsula, an affiliate of osama bin laden's group with a popular following in yemen. the yemeni offshoot claimed responsibility for the attempted airliner bombing on christmas day, but american counter-terrorist teams have been track al qaeda in yemen since the uss "cole" bombing in 2000 and the u.s. military, incl
bickering in washington d.c. >> i want the republicans off the sidelines. >> reporter: the gop says it is the president who needs to change his attitude. >> there was noing in the speech to indicate there was any willingness to sit down and work together. >> reporter: republicans insist they are willing to sit down and talk with democrats. they invited the president to the meeting on friday. in washington d.c., joel brown, wjx eyewitness news. >> some of that $8 billion in high speed rail money is coming to maryland. see what it will be used for at 5:00 on wjx. >>> tomorrow, the -- wjz. >>> tomorrow, the president will be in baltimore. the stop is in addition to president barack obama's previously announced appearance before house republicanning who are holding a retreat in an inner harbor hotel. this visit will bring lots of change to the city traffic. coverage starts with sharon gibala in traffic control. >>> the downtown area is a place you want to avoid if at all possible. we have some road closures that will number effect in the vicinity of lumbard and gay. this is between 11:
>>> the mount washington attack, a man assaulted and robbed minutes after he gets off a light rail train. >> wjz has the latest on the investigation and concerns over safety. >>> hello everyone i'm don scott. >> and i'm jessica kartalija. >> here is what people are talking about today, is the men behind the attack are still on the lose. >> reporter: the victim had just gotten off the light rail and was walking on washington avenue. the suspects had actually fled over the kelly avenue bridge toward north fall. sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene minutes after the brazen attack happened last night. our cameras later captured transit police patrolling the area. city police tell wjz the victim was robbed and assaulted by two juveniles who fled the scene, the mta declining to comment saying this did not happen on his property. but in regular riders are concerned. >> it's usually a pretty safe area. this is why i picked the mount washington area, i'm an implant from the d.c. suburbs. >> it's a shame that somebody can be hurt while they are just trying to go either to work or to go home
are live in washington, d.c. with a preview of what the president will say tonight. good evening, kai. >> reporter: good afternoon, mary. if this speech is about anything here tonight in washington, d.c., it is about the future of the nation. right now, the president is taking a great deal of heat and criticism for the economy, as well as jobs and other issues like healthcare and others to a lesser degree. tonight, we have a preview of that speech and what the president is expected to say. >> president obama will stand before a divided congress and an unhappy nation tonight to deliver his state of the union address. he is going to of to try to convince them that he's fixing the economy. and he'll announce new tax cuts and credits for businesses. >> let's create an environment to get people who are looking for work in this country back to work. >> reporter: the president will announce a salary freeze. and they will announce cutbacks in spending. it's a move aimed at slashing billions from the deficit. but republicans say it's not enough. >> it's 17% of the budget. and it's not the real
quarters in washington to discuss relief efforts and former president bill clinton lent a hand. they are working together to raise money for survivors. about 1.5 million people were left homeless and plans are underway to build a massive tent camp for 100,000 victims. people are still found alive and search teams believe there are survivors inside collapsed buildings. rob morrison for cbs news, port- au-prince haiti. >>> coverage continues with mike hamilton who has more on a teenager who survived the earthquake. >> reporter: pat henry survived the earthquake and haiti and wants to give back. he was volunteering at an orphanage, rings of hope, when the room shook. >> i thought to myself i was going to die. it felt like the building was going to come down. >> reporter: he and his family are collecting donations at their restaurant. >> there are miracles that happen down there. i was lucky to get out when i did. now i'm trying to fund raise and help those that are down there. >> it was enough just to know that he was safe, that he was okay. i knew the rest was in god's hand. >> o
washington tonight. the white house this evening is reassembling its political team with former obama campaign manager david pluf returning. that word comes after a bad week on wall street and challenges to the renomination of fed chairman ben bernanke. the dow dropped 4.1% this week, the biggest weekly drop since march of last year. and tonight, the white house is launching a full-court press on bernanke's behalf. kimberly dozier has more. >> reporter: the stock market's drop came after a one-two punch of bad news for wall street from the white house and capitol hill. on thursday, president obama pledged to impose new banking regulations. late friday came word that fed chief ben bernanke's senate confirmation to a second term might be in jeopardy. some in congress blame bush-era holdover bernanke for failing to reign in the banks and markets leading to the 2008 crash. >> do you hand the job of rebuilding a house burned down by a fire to the person who helped set fire to begin with. >> reporter: those objections are fueled in part by the public's anger over rising unemployment and ban
to the american people and i don't think they want either is for washington to continue to be so washington- like. i know folks when we are in town spend a lot of time reading the polls and looking at focus groups and looking at who has the upper hand, that's they're obsession, i'm just a president, so take it for what it is worth but i don't believe the american people want us to focus on our job security, they want us to focus on their job security. >> president obama there trying to cut through some of the very thick partisanship that is always found in washington. he has come to baltimore, sort of neutral ground in a hostile audience but you hear some applause. he's wrapping up his formal comments to lawmakers and then they will enter into a question and answer session and get down to business at that point. again some of the key points that president obama wants to hammer out is jobs an unemployment, he was at chesapeake machine before this stop unveiling a huge tax credit benefit for small businesses. they get a $5,000 tax credit for every worker they put on the payroll. we'll see what is
investigating this story from the start. he joins us from washington this evening. bob. >> reporter: jeff, intelligence source now tell us that u.s.-born cleric anwar al-awlaki is emerging as a key player in that christmas day attack. as one official puts it, the radical imam is right in the middle of this. u.s. officials say anwar al-awlaki has operated around the fringes of al qaeda for nearly a decade. he counseled three of the 9/11 hijackers and early this year, he traded a series of internet messages with aaccused fort hood gunman major nay. the imam has always denied terroritize, holding himself out as a spiritual counselor to muslims. >> there's always this association between islam and terrorism. when that is not true at all. i mean, islam is a religion of peace. >> reporter: but intelligence sources say evidence shows al-awlaki is now a significant part of antibiotic in the arabian peninsula and he has recently become more of an operations guy. in the months before the attempted bombing of northwest flight 253, sources say al-awlaki and the suspect umar farouk abdulmutallab had c
recently, of incidents like this in the mount washington neighborhood. reporting live in mount washington, mike hellgren. wjz eyewitness news. >>> and if you think you have any information on the suspects, you're asked to call police. >>> we have breaking news to tell you about right now. a person has been struck outside the post office downtown. captain mike perry with more. mike? >> reporter: yeah, i'm sorry, vic. i could not hear you. we are in front of the post office. north high street at east fayette. this is in front of a parking garage, with a report of a man stuck. under the parking garage. the man has not moved -- or has moved very little since paramedics arrived on the scene. he is going to be transported to a local area hospital. baltimore police have been called. it is not affecting traffic along fayette street because it is actually in front of the parking garage next to the post office. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you very much, captain mike perry. >>> there is justice tonight for two rape victims in baltimore. their attacker will spend decades in prison. >> reporter:
with the very latest on the crisis. >>> the nba future of gilbert arenas is in jeopardy tonight. the washington wizards star has pleaded guilty in a gun incident at the verizon center. the player pled guilty. prosecutors say a confrontation with the wizards' teammate led to the felony conviction. and it stemed from a dispute over a card game. >>> an early morning fire sends several firefighters to the hospital as they're hit with a wall of flames. mary bubala is live with some incredible video of that blaze. >> the call came in just around 6:00 this morning, at a row house in northeast avenue. take a look at this you tube video. a fire ball erupts in the home. several firefighters suffered injuries. one of whom suffered a first- degree burn and may have broken his arm. he's in stable condition. tonight, the other six firefighters hurt have been released from the hospital. fire officials say it's not yet clear whether anybody was home when that fire broke out. some incredible pictures. vic, back to you. >>> the fire is under investigation. it is believed to have started in the basement and sprea
to wjz.com. >>> a federal investigation is underway this noon after two washington, d.c. metro workers were struck and killed on the tracks this morning. this it is latest of a string on fatalities in the washington area transit system. ron is live in the news room to explain. >> reporter: the men were installing safety equipment on the red line when they were hit this morning. one worker dies from the scene a few blocks from the metro station. the other died on the way to the hospital. employees were killed while trying to fix the automatic train control system. that system's failure may have contributed to a separate crash that killed nine people in june of 2009. national transportation safety board has launched on investigation into this latest accident. back to you. >> thank you. >>> this morning's accident disrupted service for many maryland commuter. red line was shut down between shady grove and twin brooks station while the crash was investigated a new federal law is on the books and the road. drivers of commercial vehicles may no longer text behind the wheel. while that may s
the young men from the washington d.c. area. the case sparked fears that westerners are traveling to pakistan to join militant groups. the men deny any ties to al qaeda saying they only came to pakistan to help their muslim brothers who are in trouble being victimized by western forces. >>> gun violences in a new problem in baltimore but police have a new approach to fight it. the city saw its first homicide of 2010 over the weekend. the shooting of an unidentified man. police commissioner fred billfeld says this year they're focusing on armed robberies calling it a gateway crime that leads to more violence. the robberies did drop in 2009. the commissioner says there's still lots of work to be done in the new year. >>> the johns hopkins community is grieving after a recent graduate dies in a icy creek. we have more on the sad accident in washington d.c. >> reporter: ky, 22 year old joshua coleman graduated from hopkins last year. he died in that crash. he was a soccer player for the universities varsity club and club teams. a jogger called police after spotting a tire sticking out
washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, a similar plan was shot down by congress just last month, but today the president will try to win points with the gop. president obama will roll out his new plan today aimed at getting small businesses to start hiring again. >> the true engines of job creation here in america are america's businesses. >> reporter: a day after reconnecting with americans in florida, he'll tour a small business in baltimore and offer more details about the proposal. it's estimated that $33 billion program would help 1 million businesses. it would include a $5,000 tax credit for every new employee hired this year. the amount will be capped at $500,000 per firm to make sure small companies get the benefits. businesses that increase wages or hours for their existing employees would be reimbursed for the have a social security payroll taxes they would pay. the president wants to pay for the plan with the savings from the $700 billion wall street bailout, but that will be up to congress. the president will have a chance to sell his prop
the road. >> reporter: melika washington overestimated her s.u.v.'s four-wheel drive. >> it's bad on the side roads. i thought the highway would be better but it's not any better. >> reporter: on the road to hilton head, south carolina, the wintry mix may have put a circhg into weekend plans. >> i have my golf clubs in the car. i should have brought ice skates. >> reporter: making matters worse-- subfreezing temperatures. thick ice coated tree limbs and power lines. more than 200,000 people lost electricity from oklahoma to virginia. but while the adults were shoveling, children sought out the highest hill they could find for sledding. and in washington, where up to eight inches fell, the giant panda didn't didn't seem to mind the weather but the storm cut short tai shan's farewell party. he's headed back to china next week. so while storm moves off the coast, temperatures in the teens are expected to keep icy roads crus. in fact the department of transportation says it may be two to three days before some roads are safe to drive again. >> glor: okay, joel brown tonight. thank yo
on christmas. but first, mr. obama meets with his top security officials. whit johnson is in washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, this meeting is really a first step to improving communication in the intelligence community. the president is mostly focused on two areas, the u.s. terror watch list and airline screening. president obama plans to layout new steps today aimed at keeping the skies safe. he'll make the public statement after his big security meeting with officials this afternoon. they'll discuss how a nigerian man allegedly came so close to blowing up a u.s. jetliner and more importantly how to avoid another attack. >> with the terrorist on the plane coming in to detroit, we are not satisfied. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will be just one of the 20 agency heads at today's briefing. on monday, she vow order to close any gaps in the nation's security net. >> we're looking to see whether those procedures need to be changed, upgraded. >> reporter: some changes are already under way. the government has added dozens of name
washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. washington has been fixated on the war on terror, but yesterday one of those weird stories cropped up that set washington on its ear. a new book claim bing by mark halpern and john hidealman reports that during the campaign last year senate majority harry reid was telling people privately that barack obama's campaign would be helped because he was, quote, a light-skinned african- american with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." reed spent all day yesterday apologizing to the president who said he accepted the apology and to a score of black politicians and leaders. but the episode does recall a very similar incident when then republican leader trent lott said that he had the country elected segregationist strom thurmond we wouldn't have had so many problems. that caused such a furor you'll recall that lott had to resign his leadership post. senator feinstein who is in california this morning, i have to start with that. is this going to have the same impact on harry
it's turning into a long-term intractable problem. bob orr, cbs news, washington. >> couric: in california, after a week of storms, the worst may be over. outside los angeles, thousands who were evacuated because of the threat of mudslides were allowed to return home today. but there's still tkaeupbger from floodwaters. this afternoon, in fact, a german shepherd was on the verge of being swept away by the surging los angeles river. 50 firefighters came to the rescue, one lowered from a helicopter to pluck the shivering dog from the flood. the dog's doing okay but the firefighter is being treated for some bites from the frightened animal. and coming up next here on the "cbs evening news," the long journey from port-au-prince to pittsburgh to washington state for three haitian orphans. (announcer) of all the things made just for women, maybe one of the most important is centrum silver ultra women's. the complete multivitamin for women over 50. it has vitamin d, which emerging science suggests supports breast health, and more calcium for bone health. centrum silver ultra women'
the lack of civility in washington. >> reporter: ...has gained traction with some voters. >> there's just a hope that, you know, a different approach could turn things around. i just don't believe it. >> reporter: you're voting for coakley. >> definitely. >> reporter: a coakley loss would make waves well beyond the bay state. >> if the democrats can't hold a massachusetts senate seat former senator ted kennedy's seat, there's going to be a lot of democrats who are going to say "wow, i've got to do something to get on the right side of this political dynamic." >> reporter: if brown celebrates a victory here tonight, he's promised to become the crucial 41st vote against a health care reform package that was ted kennedy's life long dream. katie? >> couric: nancy cordes in boston tonight. nancy, thank you. john dickerson in washington is our cbs news political analyst. so, john, what happens to health care reform if scott brown wins? >> well, katie, house and senate negotiators have been working for a while on a compromise bill. that would go out the window because republicans would have the
, and washington, d.c. are seeing big drops in their murders. >>> 2010 gets off to a slippery start in some places. last night's rain washed away most of yesterday's snowfall. but some icy spots remain. you can see the conditions pretty dicey in hampden. a live look outside right now. a crisp and cloudy first day of the year. meteorologist bernadette woods is in the first warning weather center, with more on what you can expect for the weekend. >> reporter: happy new year, denise and everyone out there. couple of sprinkles or flurries are possible as this batch makes its way through the state. this is just the tail end of the whole storm system that affected us for the last couple of days. so as we head through the last few hours, just a sprinkle, just a flurry. that's about it. it will make its way toward harford county to the east. temperature-wise, the day is not so bad. we're going to see the temperatures really drop over the next few days. and the cold air is going to stick around for a while. we'll have the forecast coming up. adam? >> tonight, president obama continues to review the prelimi
tonight, katie, is reconnect and tell people, yeah, i know you're upset, i know you think washington is not working, i'm with you. i don't think it's working either. we'll see if he can pull this off. >> members of congress, i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. (cheers and applause) >> there's a metaphor for washington here, katie. why do anything once when you can do it, as bob said, twice or even three times. >> schieffer: i love it, though. this is my favorite night in washington. you look out into that chamber and you see one example of every kind of american in this country you realize what a broad and big country it is. >> couric: i think we can expect a fiery speech. many people have criticized him for being too dispassionate, too distant. so i think you're going to see a lot of animated and soaring rhetoric tonight. >> thank you very much. >> greenfield: and maybe more plain spoken rhetoric. >> couric: well, the white house clearly thinks they have a communications problem. the republicans think there's somethin
.s. marine was stationed in washington, d.c. and came to baltimore for the night to have a good time with friends. police say he was murdered by party crashers. a birthday party took a tragic turn outside 6908 mcclain boulevard in baltimore. 20-year-old darius james ray an active duty marine was partying with friends friday night into saturday morning when police say three men from the neighborhood, 22-year-old vernon hadley, 26-year-old michael wiggins and 27-year-old nikki woodward tried to crash the party. a fight followed and the men returned with a knife stabbing darius ray to death and hospitalizing another man. police say dozens of witnesses at the party helped lead them to suspects. >> this is somebody who dedicated his life to service and the kind of people who go into a party with the intent to kill somebody, we don't need those people around. we have to hold these people accountable. >> reporter: darius ray was stationed at marine headquarters in washington, but grew up in nearby montgomery county where he moved in and out of several foster homes throughout his life. his h
. no additional information was provided. >> i still think mount washington is a very safe area. >> reporter: now there have been recent problems with mta in recent years, crimes happening on train, but again, since this crime didn't stop on mta property let alone a train, the mta is not classifying it as one of their crimes, back to you. >> thank you very much kai. anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call baltimore city police. >>> investigators are looking into yet another accident. two veteran workers were struck and killed by a maintenance truck while installing safety equipment. eight workers have been killed on the job in the past eight years, making the metro system the deadliest in the nation. those numbers do not include those killed after two trains collided last year. >>> a woman says she was sleeping in her apartment when a man broke in and raped her. and tonight police say that man is still on the lose. wjz is live at city police headquarters, kelly mcpherson explain, police are looking to see if this attack is connected to any others, kelly. >> reporter: as you k
in washington. in a message to employees, the head of delta airlines says he's upset while the airline follows the strict post9/11 security crews, the passengers and crew are still put at risk. >> the work that we've done over the last decade really ought to give us a better result than the peril that our crews and passengers faced on christmas. >> the white house is leading the effort to answer those concerns as the investigation moves forward, president obama is warning officials they will be held accountable. >>> and the president has a number of meetings planned for next week in washington when he returns from his vacation in hawaii. >>> outrage is growing the night of the decision to present football star michael vick who was convicted of dog fighter with the prestigious ed block courage award. >> reporter: while that award is given to one player from each nfl team, the choice of vick is a growing controversy. he got out of jail less than a year ago after serving time for dog fighting. >> i started a page because i was so appalled at michael vick's response to receiving this award. >> rep
. >>> a johns hopkins university graduate dies after the car plunges into a frozen creek near washington, d.c. a jogger called police after spotting a tire sticking out of rock creek. police say 22-year-old joshua coleman was trapped inside the car. he graduated from johns hopkins last year and investigators are now trying to piece together what happened. >> anything that we find on the scene as far as skid marks or broken tees and that type of thing is going to be part of the investigation. right now we have not determined where the vehicle came. >> it took several hours and three different tow trucks to pull the badly damaged car out of the ice. >>> maryland transit authority police are seek witnesses to the death of a pedestrian who was found dead along the northbound lanes of the harbor tunnel throughway. police have identified him as 23-year-old christian of baltimore city. they ask anyone with information on the death to give them a call. >>> as maryland's unemployment rate climbs, state leaders are set to begin debating salary increases. governor o'malley and general assembly will di
. it will change not just who is paying for the campaigns, but how they're run. tara mergener is in washington with details. t good morning. >> reporter: this landmark decision effectively reverses a century-long trend to limit the political muscle of big business and unions and also weakens campaign finance reform. in the 5-4 ruling, a deeply divided supreme court said the ban on corporate spending violated first amendment guarantees of free speech. after decades of restrictions, corporations and unions are now free to spend unlimited money on political campaigns. while they still have to disclose who is paying for what, the ruling means special interests will yield extraordinary power. >> it will be a much luder and morrow dust debate with many mother voices, but those voices may not be the candidates on whom the votesers are choosing. >> reporter: if you thought you you knew everything about -- >> reporter: the indicate began with hill rit movie, a negative political documentary about then presidential candidate hillary clinton. >> she's lying. >> reporter: the movie didn't air before the e
if not rethink, its agenda. it tara mergener in washington has more. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the white house says this costly loss in massachusetts was the result of voter frustration, with the economy a 10% unemployment rate and health care reform. >> the same thing that swept scott brown into office swept me into office. people are angry and they're frustrated. not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years. >> reporter: for an administration that's had its health care agenda derailed, it's time to refocus on getting the economy back on track. >> clearly financial reform is going to take and play a bigger role in what happens legislatively in the next several months. >> reporter: today's proposal will give the government new powers to limit the size of banks, and control their ability to engage in high risk trades, specifically it will limit what's called proprietary trading. that's when banks trade for their own account, basically making debts on the markets with its own money. financial regul
and human growth or hormone, he said it was foolish and a mistake. whit johnson is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the liz continues to grow, that is the number of major league baseball players now admit to go using steroids. but mark mcgwire is a huge name and he kept the secret from not on you his fan, but his family. he's finally taking a crack at setting the record straight. >> i've let a lot of people down. doesn't feel good. >> reporter: the former st. louis card natural admits using anabolic steroids throughout the 90s, including 1998, the year he br baseball's single season home run record. mcgwire insists he took performance enhancing drugs to overcome injuries, not swing the bat harder. >> i was using steroids thinking it was going to help me. it was brought to my attention that it was going to help me heal faster, make my body feel back to normal. >> reporter: mcgwire says he wanted to get this off his chest in 2005 when he was here testifying before a congressional committee. he says he didn't because he wasn't granted immunity. >> i'm no
johnson is in washington with more. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the administration has spent nearly two weeks identifying flaws in our national security system. this report is expected to highlight key details and changes that can be made to prevent a future attack. the intelligence report on the botched bombing of flight 253 is expected to be blunt and honest. >> the review will simply identify and make recommendations as to what was lacking and what needs to be strengthened. >> reporter: it will apparently show where security present downs occurred allowing umar farouk abdulmutallab to allegedly board the u.s.-bound jetliner with hidden explosives. >> even though there was sufficient evidence out will to suggest that this individual was dangerous, nobody put the pieces together. >> reporter: in fact, u.s. border security reportedly didn't know about his alleged extremist ties until he was already in the air. according to the "los angeles times," authorities planned to question him when he landed, but by then, it was too late. president obama is
is in washington with the details. >> reporter: president obama is looking to expose the failures leading up to that botched attack. in the meantime, a familiar name has surfaced in the investigation. authorities believe american-born cleric anwar al alahi played a role months before the attack. he reportedly communicated with the suspect. abd abd abdulmutallab. he apparently counseled three of the hijackers and communicated with hassan. but the imam denies any link to al qaeda claiming he's only a spiritual mentor. >> there's always this association between islam and terrorism. when that is not true at all. i mean, islam is a religion of peace. >> reporter: president obama has already received his first report about the christmas day incident. next week he'll meet personally with officials to talk more about what went wrong. preliminary findings blame communication breakdowns among various agencies. intelligence officials knew al qaeda was preparing a nigerian in yemen for an attack, but the clues were never put together in time. officials say those responsible for the mishap will be held a
. and thousands have begun fleeing the capital. whit johnson has more from washington this morning. whit, good morning. >> reporter: well, the critical rescue hours have essentially disappeared. now aid workers are trying to regroup and do a better job addressing the needs of the homeless and injured. a week after losing everything to the devastating earthquake, many haitians are still scrambling for basic necessities. >> it's not easy to get something to eat. it's not like you can go in the shops. >> reporter: officials now estimate the disaster killed 200,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. the shear scale of need was enough to convince the u.s. military to do what it had feared was too risky, parachute relief supplies in to haiti. >> just that drop alone provided around 14,000 meals and about 4,000 gallons of water. >> reporter: relief aid is pouring in, but not fast enough. the delay has caused some to turn to other means of survival. looters are fighting over everything from food to toothpaste. doctors are also in desperate need of medical supplies. a,000 patients are waiting for su
rating has dropped dramatically. tara is in washington with details. good morning. >> good morning. the president is expected to explain and defend his agenda tonight but it could be a tough sell. president obama will use tonight's state of the union to hit the reset button on his agenda focusing on jobs, jobs and more jobs. >> this is not about him. this is about what we have to do going forward for the american people. >> reporter: faced with double digit unemployment and falling approval rating, the president will call on congress to move on a slew of tax cuts for small businesses and propose a major increase in education spending and a series of measures to aid the middle class. >> things like tuition grant for school, expanded child care tax credit, help for people caring for elderly parents. >> reporter: the president will also announce steps to cut back. he'll propose a freeze on most domestic spending for the next three years. congressional approval may be tricky. some liberals say spending is what's needed right now. republicans like the idea of cutting back but some say i
and promised to move forward. tara mermgner is in washington with details. >> reporter: well, the president had a lot riding politically on that speech. last neat he called for cooperation and support. president obama's top priority this year is getting millions of americans back to work. >> i want a jobs bill on my desk without delay. >> reporter: after devoting much of her first state of the union address to the issue, he'll drive home the message today in tampa, florida. he'll announce $8 billion in grants for high speed rail development, expected to create thousands of new jobs. >> we can put americans to work today building the infrastructure of tomorrow. >> reporter: several ideas for job growth came up last night, among them ending tax breaks if companies that move jobs overseas and using the $30 billion in bailout money repaid by wall street banks to boost lending if for small businesse. the president also touched on the monster definite sit, announcing a task force to tackle it and proposing a freeze on some government spending. >> families across the country are tightening their belt
? >> couric: chip reid at the white house tonight. thank you. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." so, bob, who was right in that last exchange about the budget: the president or the congressman >> well, actually, katie, both of them, as is usually the case here. the congressman was operating from congressional budget office numbers, the president from numbers provided by by his budget director. so they both have the stats to back up their conclusion. but the truth is that these long-range projections are worthless because no one can predict events over ten years, what wars we're going to have, disasters and so on. so no one can really know how much the government will have to spend. what they do know, though, is that spending has gone through the roof and neither side has an easy answer on how to control it. >> couric: and what do you think, bob? was this meeting a game-changer, as the white house hopes? >> you know, i thought so at first. i thought it might at least be a game-starter. there was a totally different tone than what we'v
in what's been called the age of terror. from africa in 1998 to new york and washington in 2001 to the skies over detroit in 2009. >> al qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill americans. >> reporter: the report card is grim. between 1998 and 2001 al qaeda terrorists struck u.s. and western targets just four times. three countries were hit, 248 people were killed. then came 9/11 and those figures skyrocketed. 144 attacks in eight years by al qaeda or its affiliates. 24 countries hit. all told, including the world trade center, more than 4,300 people killed. al qaeda's main area of operations has expanded beyond afghanistan. it now has substantial bases in yemen, iraq, algeria, somalia, and kenya. home ground terrorism is also on the rise from boston to dallas to new york city. 44 plots have been uncovered in the u.s. since 9/11, 12 of those last year alone. the problem for the u.s. is personifyed in radical recruiters like shake omar bakri muhammed. he's the spiritual leader of an extremist group that's just been banned in the u.k. notorious
morning. i'm harry smith in washington d.c. >> i'm maggie rodriguez in new york. harry, such a crucial speech for the president tonight. >> i know. remember a year ago we were sitting right here overlooking the capitol anticipating the inauguration and talking about the energy in this city. we wonder if this president has in him the ability to readdress the american people tonight and say we want to start over again. we'll find out about the state of the union address in just a little bit. >> but we begin this morning here in new york with that bombshell announcement from the world's number one automaker. toyota has ordered a temporary stop to eight of its models. they won't sell them, they won't even produce them due to safety concerns. susan koeppen is in pittsburgh with all of the details. good morning, susan. >> reporter: good morning, maggie. this is a company that is already reeling from two major recalls involving millions of vehicles including the popular camry. toyota, the world's number one automaker, has been dealing with accelerator problems publicly for months. the first r
or congress can do to get around that. >> couric: chief legal correspondent jan crawford in washington. thanks, jan. while the president was taking on one branch of the government last night, nancy cordes tells us, he was playing peacemaker with another. >> reporter: last night, the president practically pleaded with both parties to find some common ground. >> but what frustrates the american people is a washington where every kay is election day. but it's precisely such politics that has stopped either party from helping the american people. >> reporter: any spirit of bipartisanship inspired by his words... dissipated within minutes. >> we're not going to do it. >> that's not fair. that statement, dick, that's unfair. we put -- >> reporter: on a cbs news webcast right after the speech, katie couric asked democrat dick durbin and republican eric cantor if they could work together with the president. >> katie, look, i think where the american people are is they are frustrated with the direction of this president's agenda. >> reporter: the search for common ground continued. how about th
.s. military personnel have arrived. whit johnson is in washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. haiti is facing extreme monumental challenges right now. people are growing even more anxious as they wait for help and critical rescue hours are disappearing. residents of haiti are growing more desperate by the day. >> look at us. we don't have nothing. we don't have nothing. nobody ain't doing nothing. >> reporter: a lack of basic necessities like food and water has driven some to violence. looters armed with machetes tore through the streets of port-au-prince thursday grabbing whatever they could. one-third of the population is now homeless, portioned to left on the streets where bodies are also piling up. the red cross stemts that as many as 50,000 people were killed in tuesday's devastating earthquake and officials warn that number could grow much higher if the injured don't get help soon. emergency supplies are trickling in, but very slowly. the country's airport has only one working runway, and many roads are covered with debris. president obama is
he won't stand trial, the victims say. >>> the washington wizards lost their first game without arensas last night as he began serving suspension. the final straw may have come before tuesday night's game in philadelphia when he was photographed making his fingers as if they were guns. they did not find that funny and suspended arensas indefinitely without pay. arensas will reportedly lose $100,000 for every game he misses. >>> the city of baltimore is of course gearing up for sunday's show down with the patriots as it approaches. right now the team is going through final preparations. ravens fans are fired up about sunday's kickoff. it is a bit of a different story up in boston though. >> look at how we've been playing. awesome. >> cincinnati. >> try again. >> oh my god. i just watched it with my husband. >> i can't name another team. >> the ravens rode to the super bowl in new england of course. you can see that game exclusively right here wjz 13. our live coverage kicks off sunday afternoon at 1:00. >>> still to come on eyewitness news, another plane in miami is grounded befo
. >>> hockey in dc. another celebration for the caps on home ice thanks to a third period rally. washington gets the go ahead goal on the tap in by david speckel that proved to be the game winner. washington has won seven ,,,,,,, >>> dinner and desert are on their way from annapolis. thanks to the colts ravens play off game. governor o' malley sent crab cakes along ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
parties are mobilizing for a power struggle. in washington, joel brown, wjz, eyewitness nuts. >> we have learned maryland democrat blumenthal will announce ace intention to run. >>> the westbound loop near the kes guard yard will remain closed until february so crews can replace the axle of the bruj. commuters are told to take alternate routes. >>> potential buyers looking to purchase pimlico track will have to wait until january 31st. the track's current owner, magin a interstatement will submit bids to the state. >>> the ravens have one thing on their mind, getting the patriots quarterback tom brady. >> there's a strike zone that they talk about a and a two-step rule, our guys are just going to try to get to him and sack him. >> it's been reported that brady has been playing in the past few weeks with several bren ribs but the ravens will have to be careful. the ravens get their chance at revenge when they travel to feng to take on the patriots this -- new england to take on the patriots. >> we will be watching. >>> still to come, eyewitness news at noon, white house party crasher, the
intelligence doesn't stop in washington. in a message to employees, the head of delta airlines says he is upset that while the airline follows the strict 9/11 security rules its passenger and crew are still put at risk. >> the work that we've done over the last decade really ought to give us a better result than the peril that our crews and passengers faced on christmas. >> reporter: the white house is leading the effort to answer those concerns as the investigation moves forward, president obama is warning administration officials they will be held accountable. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >>> the president has meetings planned for next week in washington when he returns from his vacation in hawaii. >>> to a developing story out of pakistan, where a suicide car bombing has killed at least 88 people at a volleyball tournament. police say the field was packed with spectators when the attacker drove in a car filled with more than 500 pounds of explosives. investigators believe the real target was a nearby antitaliban leaders. on wednesday another suicide bombing killed seven ci
at airports. from washington, he is pushing his security team to prevent another lapse like the close call on christmas day. >> reporter: president obama wants his national security team to pursue better ways to screen passengers and coordinate the terrorist watch list. >> when a suspected terrorist is able to aboard a plane with explosives on christmas day, the system has failed in a disasterrous way. >>> dozens of suspected terrorists have been added today that bases and the administration ordering airlines in 14 countries to give full body patdowns to every passenger heading to the u.s. but president obama says that best way to prevent another breakdown like the one that allowed a man to board a plane with explosives in his underwear is to make sure they're sharing intelligence we have to do better and we will do better. >> reporter: a full report on the botched attacks is still weeks away. the tsa is rushing to add body scanners across the country. security experts say they're necessary. >> most americans want to hear leadership and want to hear, if it's a tough call between securit
of extra caution around mount washington after a man is beaten and robbed after stepping off of the light rail train. he was struck from behind as he walked along the sidewalk. what shocked him the most was the time of it. >> it was just around 5 p.m. it was a fair amount of activity, to me, pretty braisey we would do this. >> i didn't hear or see anything. >> the man doesn't remember what the attackers look like but they believe they're two young men and urging others to be on guard. >>> for years she told her family and friends she was dying from cancer. now a baltimore county woman admits she made up the whole thing. state prosecutors say it was all about money. >> reporter: it's a scam that these women fell for on facebook, that's where dina leone pictured on the right contacted them. >> i remember her from high school and she told me she was dying of cancer. >> and then came the e-mails and text asking for money. >> i did not give her the $1900 but i felt so guilty that she couldn't get her cancer treatments. >> reporter: it's checked with area hospitals and found new record
is in washington with details. between morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the president is trying to sharpen his economic message and squins americans he's on their side. president obama is calling for a freeze on most domestic spending for the next three years. it's part of next year's budget plan which still has to be approved by congress. some departments like the pentagon and homeland security would be exempt from the spending hold which by 2020 would save an estimated $250 billion. the president will give more details during tomorrow's state of the union address. the spech will also include help for americans who know all too well will cutting back. >> unfortunately the middle class has been under assault for a long time. >> reporter: on more than, the president outlined a series of measures designed to come to their rescue. the proposals include nearly doubling the child care tax credit for families making less than $85,000 a year. expanding tax credits to help workers save for retirement. and increasing support for families caring for elderly relatives. >> hopefully self these steps w
is in washington with details. >> reporter: one thing the president is not doing is he's not calling for a complete overhaul of our national security system. but he does say it needs some fine tuning and he's telling people within the intel against community to do a better job. umar farouk abdulmutallab faces a six count indictment. the 23-year-old nigerian is accused of attempting to use a mass deprugs instruction, trying to destroy an aircraft and attempting to murder 289 individuals. no one was seriously hurt in the botched christmas day attack, but the very fact that abdulmutallab was even on a u.s. plane has sparked a massive review of the nation's security. >> when the system fails, it is my responsibility. >> reporter: president obama says the buck stops with him. but he's also demanding that the intelligence community do a better job. security agencies must now establish clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he's ordered improvements in the system for putting people on no-fly lists. >> we must follow the leads that we get. and we must pursue them unt
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